Author: Matt Akins

Matt Akins is ACCA's Manager of HVACR Education. He can be reached at or 703-824-8867.


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Low Voltage Control Options

Since summer is right around the corner, two items that can benefit virtually any client with an HVAC system are freeze stats and in-line drain floats. If you are a newer technician or new to the industry, you may have never heard of these two devices. So, what are freeze stats and in-line drain floats?

400 CFM Per Ton, Or Is It?

“That system needs 400 CFM per ton!“ Does this rule of thumb sound familiar? Although many contractors may have known about […]

The 411 on A2L Refrigerant Training

A brand new course just hit the ACCA education catalog, A2L Mildly Flammable Refrigerant training. A2L mildly-flammable refrigerants will be […]

Eco-friendly Coil Washing

As contractors, we get into a pattern of how we perform our service calls and installations. Rarely do we stop […]

Are You Offering HVAC Black Friday Deals?

It has become a tradition to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving shopping for holiday gifts and taking advantage of Black […]

To Serve and to Protect

I’ve been in the HVAC industry for 17 years. I’ve worked my way up from an install helper, service technician, […]


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Working in Hot Spaces

Summer is here! With the summer comes a hectic season with excellent business opportunities too. However, at the same time, the risk goes up while working in hot spaces. According to OSHA, “Most outdoor fatalities, 50% to 70%, occur in the first few days of working in warm or hot environments because the body needs to build a tolerance to the heat gradually over time.” (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

Time To Take Command

As a technician, one of the most important things you can do for your clients is to educate them. Unfortunately, […]

A Split in Diagnosis

A critical element when evaluating a cooling system’s performance is the temperature difference between the return and supply air. A […]

Coronavirus and Other Contaminants: How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Health

People spend about 90% of their lives indoors, and pollutant levels can be as high as 100 times the levels […]

Entry Level Technician Online Training Is Crucial to Your Business. Learn Why!

As a professional in the HVACR trade, it’s to your advantage to take every opportunity you can to invest in […]

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